Carrigan’s Calvin

Calvin Klein S/S 2010. Ph Greg Kessler, courtesy of Calvin Klein.

The Spring/Summer look of Calvin Klein is simple, wearable and chic. At Tuesday’s seasonal presentation, creative director Kevin Carrigan, presented a series of uncomplicated pieces for men and women. Within each of the brand’s lines – Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, accessories, eyewear, swim and underwear – Carrigan crafted a cohesive representation of the Calvin aesthetic. Effortless ensembles, styled by Jay Massacret, were the focus – from an unexpectedly elegant denim shift to a lighter than air linen suit.

Clothing aside, one of the most interesting things about the presentation was the model selection by Mark Foltz. From chiseled stars like Danny Schwarz and Ryan Koning showing off CK’s underwear line, to fresh faces like Debora Muller and Kate Kosushkina looking sweet in the spring separates, each model added something special. All together the group provided the perfect compliment to Carrigan’s cool vision for the new season.

Ph: Greg Kessler, courtesy of Calvin Klein
Ph: Greg Kessler, courtesy of Calvin Klein
The wonderful palette of colors for spring. Ph: Greg Kessler, courtesy of Calvin Klein

Some of our favorite looks on the models below. (All pictures below, Betty for

Ryan Koning, Martin, Andreea Diaconu, Jamie Jewitt, Danny Schwarz in the bold new Calvin underwear line.


Ryan Koning


Calvin favorite Danny Schwarz


New face Josefin Hedstrom from Marilyn


wears the must have pant for spring.


Patrick Kafka effortlessy chic.


Mark Cox


Lucas Mascarini


New face with Next


Debora Muller in a timeless piece.

New face Kristina Boyko with VNY


Kate Kosushkina


Paolo Anchisi


New face


The muted palette on the models.


New face Whitney Coble


AJ Abualrub embodies sexy and tough.


Brightening up our spring


Classic and wearable.


Global creative director Kevin Carrigan, the man behind it all.


  2. this is so boring. and white. and creepy. girls with bodies like young boys topless? sad sad sad. Calvin is suppoesd to be sexy. look at the last calvin jeans sexy campaign. editha, anna jag, natasha poly. and look at the one with eva mendez. that is very sexy and this is just boring and white and sad. what has happned to calvin? i guess sexy doesnt sell after all.

  3. I totally agree that a designer/team has the right to decide who they think best represents their brand. But to say each and every season, ad after ad, editorial after editorial only white models are “what they are looking for” there IS a problem AND discrimination is taking place.
    I am a model and I can tell you the real problem is the client but also the agencies. As a black model, I go to agencies and I’m told that they dont need another black girl because they already have ONE and they dont want me competting with that girl. But they have 25 blondes, 25 red heds, 25 brunettes etc etc and there seems to be no problem with having more of them. I would encourage any one of you to check out the top editorial agencies in New York, Paris, Milan..and see that MOST of these agencies will have 1/2 minority girls..1 black girl, 1 asian girl. I have had an agent show me emails with “NO AFRICAN AMERICAN WANTED” as his way of explaining why I wasnt having as many cstgs as my model buds or have been told by a German agency looking for models that “I was lovely but TOO DARK and that Germans like Black girls but LIGHTER ONES and oh yeah they already have their black girl”.There is no other medium where this would be accepted…this is ILLEGAL and discrimination in the highest sense of the word. THERE IS A
    PROBLEM AND IT NEEDS TO BE FIXED SO WE MUST KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT TILL IT IS. This is the reality of modeling in 2009, the top agencies, magazines, designers are dictating what beauty is and are making it clear that to them beauty does not come in all shades. And its toal nonense that all their clients look like the models that they use or are white…last time I checked blacks, asians, hispanics, mixed race people ALL SHOP and have the right to be represented in fashion. Yes this topic is old and so annoying to talk about but it must be talked about until real change comes and minority models are given the same opportunites that their fellow white models are getting and not be discriminated against because of their skin color!

  4. you’re all arguing because for one particular job, a handful of white models were exploited and no black models were.
    cheers to crybaby!
    that’s a great question, where are all the jewish models?

  5. I’d like to remind everyone that Calvin Klein S/S 10 men’s collection had David Agbodji open and close the show. They’ve also been major supporters of Courtney Taylor for the past few seasons, proving that they have loyalty to models that they regularly book versus going for who is the “hot new face” right now. In this age of quick model turnover, that is something that I totally respect.


  6. @ dom, seriously? You have a magical gift of knowing if someone is jewish simply by looking at them?

  7. As far as the question as to why there are not any “ethnic” girls in the presentation… If you look at the nationalities of all involved you will find that they are extremely diverse. You have Brazil, Russia, Australia, Sweden, America and I’m sure many other countries represented so it’s clearly not a question of ethnicity. The question of race in this instant shouldn’t be an issue either because in a campaign the designer has a vision as to how the campaign should be presented as well as the opportunity to choose whom he would like to carry out that vision. In any modeling agency there are a plethora of ethnicities and races to accommodate the various jobs in the market. The designer chose to use paler skin tones to accent the muted color scheme and it shouldn’t be an insult to any model or their ability.

  8. Betty:

    That was a nice reminder, but that is only two models of color and where is Courtney now?

  9. get over it….calvin klein was catering to the majority of their customer demographic…there are models of all kinds of races, colors, religions etc .that are represented thoroughly in the modeling industry. furthermore many of the models in this particular shoot in question were european and have names that you could not pronounce…please halt your impotent babble about a lack of diversity in this shoot…in addition if you dont like the shoot dont buy their product, im sure it wont make a noticeable difference in their sales this year or in years to come…if you think that this is an issue, go complain about the lack of white models in a fubu shoot, or advertising campaigns for BET etc….quit blaming the modeling industry of bing racist!!

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